For Kentucky families who currently have some family members living in another country, reunification may be a very important goal. If you hope to bring some of your relatives to the safety and security of the United States or you hope to get your loved ones permission to enter or stay in the United States, it is helpful to understand the basics of family-based immigration visas. This can be a practical first step in helping you accomplish your goals.
It is already known that there is a serious backlog in processing applications of those wishing to obtain visas that would allow them to reside in the U.S. and those seeking U.S. citizenship. Family immigration is important to many in Kentucky who have loved ones living abroad, as is permitting individuals to reside in the U.S. as refugees or as U.S. citizens. However, recently proposed changes by the federal government could further exasperate the current backlog of such cases.
A federal appeals court issued a ruling recently that is good news for migrants residing in Kentucky and elsewhere in the United States who are seeking asylum. In the ruling, the court determined that asylum seekers who are facing "expedited removal" have the right to pursue a judicial review of this ruling, per the U.S. Constitution.
Sometimes an immigrant enters the United States unlawfully, violates their visa or commits a crime. When this happens, immigrants in Kentucky and elsewhere in the nation may face deportation and removal. It is important for our readers to have a basic overview of the deportation and removal processes in the U.S.
When you married a U.S. citizen, you likely had hopes for your future in Kentucky, perhaps including raising a family or maybe starting a business of your own after you and your spouse settle into your new lifestyle. Many immigrants say that although they're happy to have met the love of their life, they often live in fear, worried that a legal status problem is going to arise when they least expect it.
When a same-sex couple in Kentucky or elsewhere in the United States has children, it is not unusual for them to do so through surrogacy, in which one partner's biological material will be used to fertilize an egg that will be implanted in a surrogate who would become pregnant and ultimately give birth to the child. However, surrogacy becomes complicated when one partner is a U.S. citizen, while the other is not.